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Connectiv is an industry association that brings together large and small, established and emerging business information and media companies to drive their success, as well as the success of the industries they serve. The members of Connectiv provide the essential information and services that drive decisions and commerce for millions of businesses around the world. And our members run faster and smarter on the knowledge, access and resources Connectiv provides to them.
Through exclusive and provocative events, professional networking, strategic partnership opportunities, benchmarks and best practices, awards and recognition, industry advocacy, and more, Connectiv is an invaluable professional community and provides members access to expertise, ideas and evolving models that make them optimally prepared for what’s ahead in the industries they serve.
Our Membership Pillars
Connectiv brings together large and small, established and emerging business information companies to drive their success, as well as the success of the industries they serve. Through exclusive and provocative events, professional networking, strategic partnership opportunities, benchmarks and best practices, awards and recognition, industry advocacy, and more, Connectiv is an invaluable professional community and provides members access to expertise, ideas and evolving models that make them optimally prepared for what’s ahead.
1. The nexus of business information and technology
Connectiv enables information companies that power business around the world to navigate the evolving content technology landscape.
2. Creating tomorrow’s opportunities
Through Connectiv, the world’s leading business information companies act more quickly and confidently to create tomorrow’s opportunities.
3. Business runs on us
The members of Connectiv provide the essential information and services that drive decisions and commerce for millions of businesses around the world. And our members run faster and smarter on the knowledge, access and resources Connectiv provides to them.
Products and Services
Thought Leadership Events
Annual Executive Summit
Held every May, the annual C-level Summit takes an unbiased and candid look at the key issues keeping business executives up at night with innovative, sustainable solutions provided by thought leaders, CEOs and practitioners. The program is provocative, surprising and enlightening.
Business Information & Media Summit (BIMS)
Connectiv, SIPA and InfoCommerce Group co-produce a powerful conference each November on how to thrive in today’s competitive business environment. BIMS takes a deep dive into the strategy and tactics to take businesses of all sizes to the next level. More than 40 workshops and master classes present best practices in audience engagement, revenue-generating marketing, data, digital advertising sales, and top-level strategy. The annual Emerging Leaders Awards are announced during the BIMS event.
Learning and Networking
Members have the ability to meet with well-matched potential business partners and expand one’s network through introductions at local, national, and international industry events as well as our 10 professional committees.
Our working group communities bring together nearly 500 of the best minds in business information and media to advance the state of the industry on a wide range of relevant issues. Committees align around key functional areas including Revenue, Digital Media, Audience Marketing, Editorial and Content, and Data. Members help shape committee agendas, and gain valuable professional insights while building personal connections and community. Learning occurs at regular phone-in meetings and other gatherings, and members also enjoy access to industry peers on an as-needed, informal basis.
ConnectivU, link an LMS online learning and certification platform, launched in July 2017 with a robust Digital & Integrated Sales Training program. The 10-video series includes courses on “Thinking like a Digital Marketer” and “Selling Digital: Presenting the Winning Solution.” Future courses will focus on content development, events, building data and information products, and advanced leadership.
Connectiv hosts a range of issues-based webinars to share emerging best practices on a variety of timely topics.
Emerging Leaders Collective
A new community exclusively for developing the next gen of information and media leaders will be designed and led by millennial peers. Finalists and winners of the 2015 Emerging Leader Awards spearhead this group with two annual connection events.
A series of luncheons in major markets take deep dives into the Connectiv ecosystem. Each luncheon will open with a Connectiv presentation followed by lunch and a best practices roundtable sharing innovative products, services and programs.
Collegial get-togethers in major hubs around the country bring members together to discuss business, new ideas, challenges and opportunities in casual dinner settings.
Benchmarks and Best Practices
Access to exclusive members-only case studies, industry analytics and research reports that enable members to learn from industry leaders and peers about the issues most critical to their businesses.
Awards and Recognition
The Jesse H. Neal Awards were created by Connectiv in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business publications. The Neal Awards ceremony, supervised by Connectiv's Editorial & Content Committee, is held annually to honor editorial excellence across all platforms, including print, digital media, events, video, mobile, social media and online applications. All entries go through a two-tiered screening process in order to reach the final judging. The Board of Judges, 12 to 18 professionals knowledgeable in all aspects of business journalism, makes the final decisions. Entries are scored in three areas: journalistic enterprise, extent of service to the field and editorial craftsmanship.
Since 1986, the SIIA CODiE Awards have recognized more than 1,000 software and information companies for achieving excellence. The CODiE Awards remain the only peer-recognized program in the content, education, and software industries so each CODiE Award win serves as incredible market validation for a product’s innovation, vision, and overall industry impact.
Innovation Awards and Festival
The Connectiv Innovation Awards are the Neal Awards for business. They are based on innovative solutions to the biggest problems facing the industry. The Innovation Festival is part shark tank, part incubator meet-up and presentations are made by 18 Innovation Award winners and a People's Choice Innovation Award best-in-show winner is chosen. Two Leadership Awards are also announced at the festival, the Most Innovative Company and the Innovative Disruptor.
Emerging Leader Awards
The Emerging Leader Awards celebrate the NextGen in member B2B media and information companies. An initiative of the Women’s Leadership Council, the awards recognize rising stars, both men and women, under 35 years of age at time of nomination. Finalists and the five winners are announced at an awards luncheon at BIMS.
Gertrude Crain Leadership Award
The Gertrude Crain Award recognizes a leader within the B2B Media and Information community who embodies the SIIA Women's Leadership and Networking Council's mission of excellence, service and success.
The Award honors Gertrude Crain, chairman of Crain Communications and a legendary figure in B2B media. Gertrude Crain was the longtime treasurer of Crain Communications before becoming chairman in 1973, and then leading Crain Communications for over twenty years until 1996 when she passed away at the age of 85.
Connectiv Weekly Email News Feeds
Weekly push email blogs provide a rich offering of Industry insights, analysis, CEO interviews, innovation case studies, news on the workforce of the future, and industry innovation impact reports on global business sectors. Two push emails plus an aggregated newsletter are transmitted weekly.
Our industry research provides you with key measures of where your company stands vis-à-vis other B2B information companies in a range of areas including revenue/expenses/ROI and the future of B2B media.
Policy & Government Relations Advocacy
Connectiv is your advocate in Washington, DC, working on national and global issues related to privacy, cyber security, postal and more.